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Science songs

  1. Mar 29, 2005 #1
    One of my favorites is "Astronomy" by Blue Oyster Cult, and one of my all-time albums is "Dark Side of the Moon."
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  3. Mar 30, 2005 #2
    ... Does dark side of the moon really classify as a science song?

    I don't know a lot of science songs, how about the galaxy song from the meaning of life.
  4. Mar 30, 2005 #3
    Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical
    Science in the home
    Late nights all alone with her a test tube
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine
    Calls her on the phone
    "Can I take you out to the pictures Jo-o-o-oan?"
    But as she's getting ready to go
    A knock comes on the door

    Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
    came down upon her head
    Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
    made sure that she was dead

    The Beatles of course
  5. Mar 30, 2005 #4
    Do the Evolution - Pearl Jam
  6. Mar 30, 2005 #5
    A song about the Doppler Shift.
    A friend of mine found a whole bunch of songs like this one and burned a CD. They're really funny but I'm not sure where he found the list of links.
    And there's MC Hawking for those of you that like rap music lol.
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    Rap music? Isn't that an oxymoron?
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    Hey, there's more Floyd there. 'A Nice Pair': Saucerful of Secrets; Astronomy Domini; Interstellar Overdrive...
    I guess 'Monster Mash' wouldn't count, since Frankenstein was a psuedoscientist...
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    Oh crud! How could I have forgotten 'Rocket Man'?
  10. Mar 30, 2005 #9
    I wouldn't normally listen to it either but this is hilarious.... well to me anyway.
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    Would the theme song from 'Greatest American Hero' count?
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    I love Blue Oyster Cult. Their lyrics are special to me. Thanks for the reminder Loren.
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    Ditto. 'Don't Fear the Reaper' is one of my all-time faves.
  14. Mar 30, 2005 #13

    Sometimes when I listen to B.O.C. I flashback to my freshman year at Yale - "Agents of Fortune."


    In this thread I am trying to field song/album titles and content that have a scientific bent.
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    Sorry dude; my train of thought is easily derailed. I was wondering about that Vangelis (sp?) video with the computer graphics of cross-world pollination. Wasn't the title something like 'Starseeds'?
  16. Mar 30, 2005 #15
    The Planets, Op 32, Gustav Holst. I've only heard some of these, but they were good.

    Also, in another vien, "Blinded Me With Science," Thomas Dolby.
  17. Mar 30, 2005 #16

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    A band called "Moxy Fruvous" does an excellent song about entropy.

    When I was in college, a local band did a song called "Heat death and bell curves." I never heard what happened to them, but the song was good.

    And then there's "they Might be Giants." I strongly belive the song Triangle man is a veiled reference to quantum physics: "What is he like? it doesn't matter. Triangle man, triangle man."
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    I like the astrocappellas. Did you listen to their song about the Swift Gamma Ray Detector satellite?
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    There was a previous thread on science songs with a whole bunch of links to various sound files. Here it is : https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=40568&highlight=hyperbolic+orbit

    I liked Hyperbolic Orbits.

    Oh, and the guitar intro in the Reaper is really neat ( BOC rocks ! ).

    And Vangelis had some very sciency (astroish) song titles too : Pulstar, Alpha, Sword of Orion (was there a Telstar ?) are a few that come to mind.
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  20. Mar 30, 2005 #19
    Due to a long story, I collect mp3s of astronomy-related songs. A partial list:
    "The Sun Song" by There May Be Giants
    "Satellite" by Dave Matthew's Band
    "Ordinary Day" by Vanessa Carlton
    "Stellar" by Incubus
    "Man on the Moon" by REM
    "Drops of Jupiter" by Train
    The list goes on quite awhile, if people are interested I'll type up the rest of it.
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    Andromeda, you might want to have a look at Chicane's discography...
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